Patrick Vieira offers his ideas after Crystal Palace let a two-goal lead slip away at Manchester City after an Erling Haaland hat-trick secured a 4-2 win for the Premier League champions
Patrick Vieira believes his Crystal Palace “deserved something” from their day trip to Manchester City after a “perfect” first-half overall performance in opposition to the Premier League champions.
The traffic as soon as once more shocked the Etihad after taking a two aim lead in 21 minutes. John Stones became an Eberechi Eze free-kick into his personal internet and Joachim Andersen’s bullet header from an Eze nook regarded set to seal some other upset towards the Premier League champions.
City had been left pissed off at half-time after seven tries on purpose failed to hit the target. But Pep Guardiola’s facet persevered to dominate court cases and hooked up a incredible second-half comeback.
Bernardo Silva bought matters rolling when his effort deflected in off Jeffrey Schlupp eight minutes after the restart. Phil Foden teed up Erling Haaland to internet his first of the day with a header from six yards earlier than an easy-tap in eight minutes later put the Champions in front.
The Norwegian would whole his first Premier League hat-trick with much less than ten minutes on the clock, inserting any hopes of Palace stealing a factor past them.
“Disappointed of path to concede 4 dreams in the second-half however at the identical time I suppose our first-half was once a best one due to the fact we didn’t supply them plenty space. We labored definitely challenging and well, we have been properly disciplined, we made it tough for them to locate the solution,” stated Vieira.
“I assume we spent a lot of electricity defending in the first-half and then when we come again in the second-half we misplaced a little bit of physicality, concentration, self-discipline and we can’t do that in opposition to the crew and gamers they have.
“When they scored that first aim it grew to become simply challenging to construct this form of momentum and believe, this is a truely skilled group so they have to manipulate these variety of conditions higher than we do. Frustration of path due to the fact we did enough, specifically in the first-half, to get some thing from that game.”
Vieira added: “It’s no longer simply about the concentration, it is about the exceptional of the team, they fine of the gamers we are facing. We cannot drop attention and self-discipline due to the fact the gamers will put the ball in the proper area at the proper time and they can rating goals.
“The way they play they continually create possibilities and we did it properly in the first-half to now not provide them those sort of opportunities. Then, in the second-half, we have to be given that with the high-quality they have they can get returned and win the game. There’s nothing extra I can ask the gamers to do today.”